Honey Hunting in Nepal

Honey hunting — Not just about collecting honey, it’s much bigger. 

For Mad Honey Hunters and the hunting communities cash income from bees are not important the main priority of honey hunting; during this time the community is involved in social gatherings, interactions, religious ceremonies, and rituals. The honey hunters of Nepal value this sport as an event for spiritual and social occasions. This event provides an opportunity for locals to meet and chat with inhabitants of villagers, share laugher and sorrows, settle disputes and misunderstandings. 

In the ancient days, it was a hotspot for young men and women to be together and get to know each other and develop a relationship. It was also an opportunity for men to showcase their audacity and bravery climbing the ladders for cliff honey and harvesting mad honey. However these days because of technology there are many other opportunities. 

Content from this website is based on first-hand interviews and interaction with locals after years-long interaction and research by the Best Mad Honey team. It holds the copyright of all photos and information provided.

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